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initial drafts and sketches of Kopel Gurwin's tapestries

FAQ

Most frequent asked questions and answers:

The value of your tapestry depends on several factors, primarily the time of purchase and the initial cost.

Most of Kopel’s tapestries were sold between 1979 and 1988. During that period, a large tapestry typically sold for around $5,000, while a smaller one was priced at approximately $500.

To determine the current dollar value of the tapestry, it’s advisable to use an inflation calculator.

Considering the artist’s passing over 30 years ago and the absence of any new tapestries produced since there’s a potential for a significant increase in its value. However, it’s essential to factor in the tapestry’s condition and the natural deterioration of the felt, which could potentially decrease its value.

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** Important Notice: Those instructions are to be used only for cleaning Kopel’s felt-made tapestries. For maintaining Kopel’s fine art prints, please refer to the relevant section **

To properly clean your tapestry, follow these steps with utmost care:

  1. Begin by using an ultra-soft brush to gently remove hard dust from the tapestry.
  2. Next, employ a damp cloth for a gentle wipe-down of the tapestry. Be cautious not to apply excessive pressure.
  3. Steam Ironing Technique: If needed, utilize a steam iron with the following method:
  • Soak a clean cloth in lukewarm water and squeeze out any excess.
  • Lay the damp cloth flat on the tapestry.
  • Lightly pass a steam iron over the cloth for just a few seconds.
  • This process effectively cleans and revitalizes the felt. Repeat until the entire tapestry is clean.

Remember to perform each step gently and with meticulous care throughout the cleaning process.

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For long-term storage, follow these recommended steps:

  1. Ensure the tapestry is clean.
  2. Lay the tapestry flat on a clean surface with the front side facing down.
  3. Place silk paper sheets on the back side of the tapestry.
  4. Roll the tapestry gently, along with the silk paper, avoiding the use of force or pressure.
  5. Ensure the roll is not overly tight.
  6. Once rolled, wrap the tapestry with a clean bedsheet and secure it with a rope.
  7. For added waterproofing, consider placing it in a long nylon sleeve.

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While the artwork is delicate, with proper handling, it can endure a lifetime:

  1. Take great care to shield the artwork from dirt and fingerprints.
  2. Ensure your hands are clean and dry, and consider wearing cotton gloves to minimize direct contact.
  3. If framing is contemplated, always opt for an experienced, professional frame-maker.
  4. Choose an indoor location away from heat sources, maintaining stable and moderate humidity levels, and avoiding direct sunlight for displaying the artwork.
  5. When necessary, safely dust the artwork using a clean, soft, natural-hair artist’s brush.

In any case, please avoid using dry or moist dust cloths, stiff bristle brushes, or feather dusters.

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